Last updated on: 7/20/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Craig B. Mousin, JD, MDiv Biography

Title:
Instructor at the Legal Clinic Asylum Project at DePaul University College of Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) dedicates itself to protecting the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution…

[T]<he ACLU has encouraged more speech and more ideas to help determine how best to define liberty in the 21st century…

The ACLU's history of defending those who are threatened, seeking more transparency in government action, and educating the public, calls government to accountability and serves to ensure the continued vitality of the Bill of Rights' protection."

“American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),” Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Ed. Robert W. Kolb, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Instructor, Legal Clinic Asylum Project, DePaul University College of Law
  • Coach, DePaul Leadership Project, Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project
  • Ombudsperson, DePaul University, 2001-present
  • Ordained Minister, United Church of Christ, 1989-present
  • Co-director, Center for Church/State Studies, DePaul University, 2004-1006
  • Executive Director, Center for Church/State Studies, DePaul University, 1990-2003
  • Director, Legal Services for Travelers & Immigrants Aid, 1986-1990
  • Co-founder, Asylum and Immigration Legal Clinic, DePaul University College of Law
  • Co-founding Pastor, DePaul Ecumenical Gathering
  • Boardmember, Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Founder and former Director, Midwest Immigrant Rights Center of Travelers & Immigrants Aid, 1984
  • Practiced labor law at Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson, 1978-1983
Education:
  • MDiv, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1987
  • JD, with honors, University of Illinois
  • BS, cum laude Johns Hopkins University
Other:
  • Former Associate Pastor, Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ
  • Former Member, Illinois Equal Justice Project of the Chicago
  • Former Member, Illinois State Bar Associations
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Immigration Law and Policy, University of Illinois College of Law